Rachel E. Hicks’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Ekstasis, Presence, The Baltimore Review, Relief, Fare Forward, The Windhover, St. Katherine Review, and other journals. She won the 2019 Briar Cliff Review Fiction Prize and her poems have been finalists in several competitions. She is the editor of Among Worlds (for global nomads) and works as a freelance copyeditor. She explores themes of displacement, worldview, and humanity in her writing.
Was it his commitment to truth in art that ultimately preserved his faith? Perhaps—God may have worked in that mysterious way. He seemed, late in life, to come to an acceptance, a peace, and he embraced more fully his Catholic faith. In the end, he went quietly, full of years, absolved.